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FOX
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
communications in silver spring, maryland. the gunman, james lee, police shot and killed him and he's dead. the three hostages he was holding inside are safe and thank you for joining us tonight on the news edge at 6. >> the news edge at 6 starts right now. >> one bullet from a police sniper. that took the life and that shot rang out an hour ago and some sort of explosive device went off. >> that's right, james lee took hostages, he was waiving a hand bomb and had two pipe bombs. all of the hostages are safe and our team coverage has the latest. >> reporter: one thing we heard interestingly frommion mccarthy there is that that probation period that -- ended two weeks ago and we have a mug shot to show you two years ago, when he was arrested on disorderly conduct charges outside of discovery headquarters and there is his mug shot. he was in the middle of the a weeklong, 12-day protest and basically saying he was trying to get them to save the planet. he was charged and found guilty, acted at his -- as his own attorney and said his goal was to change the programming on the network of broadc
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
linked to james lee. we will begin with a broad belt. he is the very latest on the investigation -- brad bell. >> is james lee wanted to blow something that, it looks like he was capable. officials found four more explosive devices at his home in a wheaton. it has been revealed that he was carrying two guns into the discovery building, but it turns out they were harmless starter pistols. a far greater danger was posed by for explosive devices. at least one of those was potentially deadly. today, police and federal agents served this week in holland where he rented a room. there, they made a frightening discovery. >> there were four devices, four of those were safely rendered and detonated safely. >> investigators are looking to confirm that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
it then, but lee, it turns out, was a radical environmentalist with a long history of problems with discovery. then at 5:00, montgomery's police chief said it was all over. >> the suspect was shot by police officers, all the hostages are safe and are out of the building. at this point, we are still -- it's still an operation -- a joint operation between the police and fire rescue, because there are other suspected devices in the building that have not been rendered safe. >> and we now know those tactical teams of montgomery county police after they fired down lee and had been there four hours. it was basically four, almost surreal hours, and the ramifications still unfolding. >> absolutely at this hour, and we've been getting more information surrounding the deadly standoff at that building. we have team coverage from people who knew james lee. you just talked with the police on more on how those hostages were freed in the final moments. >> reporter: just moments ago, one of the hostages wanted us to read a statement. quote, first of all, i want to thank the montgomery county p
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
james jay lee, armed with a gun and with apparent bombs strapped to his chest walked in to the lobby of the discovery building. >> it sounded like two bombs. it happened so quick. people were cry, they were scared. >> reporter: an internal e-mail was september out telling them to shut themselves into the offices and not leeft building until given the all clear. lee then took three discovery workers hostage keeping them in a first floor room. in covering the developments, nbc news producer's called discovery's general number. a man identifying himself as james lee answered the phone. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, i'll [ bleep ] explode. >> reporter: four hours in to it, the standoff came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at one of the hostages and the s.w.a.t. team took action. >> our tactical officers were able to get into position where they were very close to him. they were watching him via camera. it is reported that he pulled out the handgun that he came in wi
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
discoveries and developments. we now understand that james lee apparently has been shot, or the man that we believe is james lee apparently has been shot. apparently they believe that the three hostages taken into custody, their lives were in some danger and we're told that an explosive device did go off. but what we have not been able to confirm is whether or not the person who was shot, the person named james lee, was taken out alive, was taken out at all, is alive or dead, and we have not been able to determine the condition of this man. >> and the police are saying it's an unsafe condition because of other devises in backpacks around the building, looking at those in the lobby area. they were able to get to the three hostages. they are near the lobby. after long discussions, again something must have made them believe this is an unsafe situation or rapidly becoming so, so at 4:48 that changed and some altercation occurred and the suspect james lee was shot. his condition, they will not confirm that or if he's even been taken out of the building. >> and chief major did make a point to sa
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
lee, brought in to the discovery communications building. we are told that a robot went in, inside the building, brought them out, and used a charge to disrupt the device. not make the device to explode, but make it so it cannot explode, and that is done with a little bit of destination on the part of the bomb squad. tonight, it will be quite a while before they get the scene clear. this started at 1:00 this afternoon when james lee, well- known to the people at discovery as a longtime protester, showed up in the lobby. what james j. lee may not have known during his four-hour siege of the discovery channel building is that for the entire time, the police literally had him in their sights. when just before 5:00 he appeared to threaten peace hostage -- threaten a hostage, the police sniper pulled the trigger. them he pointed his gun at one of the hostages. it is not confirmed if he actually fired the weapon or not, but at that point, or tactical units moved in -- are tactical units moved in and shot the suspect, who is deceased. >> lee, known as a longtime protester at the discovery
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:35pm EDT
's headquarters outside washington, d.c. this afternoon. james lee was his name. lee had a history of harassing discovery. he was arrested during a one-man protest of the channel in 2008. and now, evidence of lee's murky motivations is beginning to emerge, including an online man any fes to. in it, he cites and author who we talk to tonight. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: say this for the discovery network. locked down for long hours today, a gunman somewhere in the guts of it headquarters, police taking a position outside, hostages grabbed in its lob bi, everyone who could, evacuating -- >> move away from the building. >> reporter: hundreds of employees, plus the chirp in the full-time day care. amid this confusion, amid this uncertainty, say this for discovery, the channel never blinked. >> "american chopper." >> reporter: this is what was on its air through the entire afternoon. uninterrupted. "american chopper." even as news choppers hovered overhead and details emerged about the gunman, said to be this man, james lee. a self-styled environmental anarchist who had harassed discove
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and what happened with mr. lee inside the lobby of the building. the chief majors said yesterday that when mr. lee was shot, they thought that the explosive devices attached to his body actually went off and today, the chief clarified that and said they did not but they were lethal. video can there was no explosion or when he shot the the information that i received from the bomb squad was that had he been able to be those devices, it would have been lethal. for speculation, but clearly the hostage were close enough that they would have been in harm's way had the bomb gone off. >> today, with very intensive investigative work, the residents here in the county was located and four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated remotely from the residence and from any other areas of any life safety issues here in the county. >> reporter: neighbors say that police spent about three hours inside this house on kimberly street in wheaton. off of pliers mill road where they found the four additional devic
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
with the shooting of that hostage-taker. a man named james lee walked into the discovery building and perhaps fired a shot. we are waiting for confirmation on that. he took three hostages and held them for four hours and then police opened fire and killed him. delia gonsalves has been here with me much of the afternoon. she gives us more on the details on how it went down. >> it has been a very chaotic day. a lot of questions are still unanswered at this point but we do know thankfully that the three hostages, all men, who were held by the gunman for nearly four hours are now home and are now safe. earlier today, it was a pretty hectic scene as folks were spilling out of discovery channel. a lot of buildings around here were on lockdown as well. we're even told there were several dozen children who were in a day care center on the bottom floor of discovery channel, they were evacuated safely. but police say at 4:48, it all came to a close when the tactic unit moved in and shot and killed the suspect. they say he was making a move to injure, possibly shoot, one of the hostages and that's when they m
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
that his name is james lee. derek mcginty is leading the team coverage from the scene where the press conference just wrapped up, derek, and we learned a lot. >> reporter: okay. all right. yes, well, lesli, pretty amazing scene here. just a few minutes ago i was kidding about getting dribs and drabs of information, we just got a whole boat load of information a few minutes ago about what happened. at 1:00 this afternoon the suspect entered here. we know it is james lee. he had a gun. we believe that he may have fired a shot. they have not yet confirmed whether he he did. he took three hostages. one of them ironically a security guard. but the folks from discovery, david levy, said he was not armed. he took the security guard and two other folks who were randomly in the hallway at that time. after that we wept through the whole event of the day, the evacuation and then finally later on they say they shot him at 4:48 when he pulled out the handgun and appeared to point it at one of the hostages. that is when the police tactical teams moved in and fired and killed him and then one of the
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm EDT
that hostage stand-off yesterday. he 43-year-old james lee had four explosive devices strapped to his chest. he made threatening actions. this morning workers allowed back inside the building for a meeting with discovery executives and to see grief counsellors. megan mcgrath has been outside all morning. >> reporter: when james lee burst into the lobby, he was waving a handgun and had several explosive devices strapped to his chest. today we are learning more about those home made bombs and their lethal potential. >> he had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind you would use going camping. the propane tank hz pipe with shotgun shells attached. i had pipe bombs that contained fireworks type explosive. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it -- i'll explode. >> reporter: the stand-o
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
their focus was james lee's last known address. investigators spent hours today combing this wheaton home from attic to basement and their search turned up even more explosives. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. >> also investigators believe lee had a vehicle, but so far they have not found it. meantime new information and insight are painting a picture of lee's personality. fox 5's bob barnard has more on that. >> you're recently evacuate the. please stay here for an announce -- evacuated. please stay here for an announcement. >> reporter: one day after the madness and his death we're learning that james lee was an angry loner with a long standing hatred for the discovery channel who was not afraid to kill his hostages. >> i'm sure it was terrifying for those three men that were there because they were listening to what he was saying and he made it very clear he was willing to kill himself and take them with him. >> reporter: home for lee was this house on kimberly street in whea
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
that the suspected gunman, james lee, had four explosives strapped to his body. lee was later shot and killed by police. the three hostages were able to escape and no one else was hurt. it was a terribly frightening ordeal for the hundreds of employees who work at the building in silver spring. news 4's megan mcgrath has been there all morning long and joins was the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. if you take a look behind me, wayne salve still closed off in one direction here, the side right up against the discovery building. we still have quite a police presence here on the scene. they have actually given the all-clear for the discovery building. every area except for the lobby. they are still doing some investigating in that lobby area back where this confrontation took place. and so it might be some time before that a area is opened up to discovery employees. but employees are returning to work, at least for a few hours today, if they so choose. the building opened up at 10:00 this morning and will be open until 1:00 in the afternoon. but as you would imagine, it
SFGTV
Sep 18, 2010 8:00pm PDT
that recommendation. with that, commissioner lee. commissioner lee: i'd agree with everything the commission president has just said. i am concerned that the users are properly instructed, that they're not to cross through the golf path and that the trails are preserved, and that that type of instruction is going to be provided to every user. and that will be up to the vendor to make sure that happens. but up to us to check to make sure that that is being done. i had a question with regard to storage. are the segues going to be stored overnight or are they going to be removed or how is that going to happen? >> cassandra costello, again, for property management. we met with gloria and james and some other folks that really know the area behind the band shell very well and where the tour buses are located now. there are storage containers back there, so we're looking at one or two potentially 20-foot storage containers to be placed where the current storage containers now, where the tour buses are located. commissioner lee: my only suggestion is to -- given the segways are valuable, you're going to be l
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. a security guard and two employees. >> and now that suspect, james jay lee, afraid years old, is dead. shot by police after he made a threatening move. hear now from police chief tom manger. >> reporter: as we were negotiating with him, our tactical officers were able to get into position where they were very close to him. they were close enough to hear what he was saying and what he was doing on a camera. at one point, the suspect reported that he pulled out the handgun that he came in with. and he pointed it at one of the hostages. it is unconfirmed whether he fired the weapon or not but at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect and the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: the police this place surrounded. they say it happened around 1:00 this afternoon. a man with canisters of explosives attached to his body in some bags and boxes, a gun in his hand, waving it around, goes into the lobbyist discovery building. tell people to stay still. an alert goes out. all the employees told to lock down, lock their offices. eventually police sweep the place. the employees are let
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. the chief was not able to say the condition of james lee. he said he was in custody. we understand now that the situation has been somewhat resolved. the hostage taker has been shopped. -- has been shot. >> there are other suspected explosive devices in the building, possibly in backpacks. they have not had a chance to render them unsafe. they are trying to make sure any explosives have been removed. and long investigation still ahead. brad bell has been live on the scene. what is the latest? >> when we last spoke we all heard a pop. we were hearing from security guards hoped up by radio that there was a body on the ground outside the building. it appears the suspect came outside and at that point he was shot. don't know whether they shot him if he raised his weapon to police, but he was shocked when he came out sign -- but he was shot. i don't think anyone has gone to the suspect. i'm not sure if that is the case. it appears to be the end to quite an afternoon. this all started about 1:00 this afternoon when the suspect james jay lee, a protester at the discovery channel brandished a
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm EDT
protester james j. lee walked into the lobby and fired a shot. she was trapped in her office across the street. >> it was so scary. it was scary. you cannot leave the building. the police came and what not on the door and said, you cannot leave. >> he appeared to have explosives strapped to his back and took three hostages. as the rest of the discovery building was evacuated, including a day care center, where he hunkered down in the lobby for the long haul. outside, police created a safe zone. >> it is unbelievable. unbelievable. >> at about 2:00, with police swat teams and bomb squad at the ready, negotiations on cell phones began. then suddenly, just before 5:00, we are gunshots. police chief delivered the news. >> the police ultimately shot the suspect. there came a time where with tactical cruise watching the suspect, they were watching the entire time on security cameras as well as with their own eyes, they saw the suspect craze is gone toward a hostage. something transpired. police tactical units shot and killed the suspect. we're told that his body was outside the building.
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
and we were learning more about this man, james j lee. >> reporter: long after the police shot and killed james lee and freed his hostages in silver spring discovery building, investigators remained on the scene. in the words of montgomery county chief tom manger, tieing up the loose ends. >> we reported that he had a handgun. in fact we found a second weapon later after the incident was over. both weapons have turned out to be starter pistols. >> reporter: overnight police found the four bombs lee had smuggled into discovery yesterday afternoon. it turns out though, it did not end there. >> residents here in the county were located and -- a resident here in the county were located and four other devices of which we can tie the individual to were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. >> reporter: they are still looking for a car lee may have used. and while there are questions remaining about how he came up with the explosives, as of now they do believe lee acted alone. as for lee's mental state, john mccarthy said he was evaluated back when he was arrested
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
james lee may have left behind when he stormed that building and took hospitallages yesterday afternoon. it was an ordeal that lasted for several hours and you told us just a short while ago that they did find something inside, right? >> that is correct, gurvir. they have abeen doing a sweep throughout the night inside the building and montgomery county fire officials are telling me that they did evaluate several different packages that were inside. at this point, we don't know if these were packages that were left behind by people leaving the discovery building or what. but they can tell us that there are four specific packages that they did disrupt that were found in the lobby area. this was reported yesterday. they said there were two boxes and two backpacks that were found in the lobby area that they believe the suspect, james lee, brought into the building. they were concerned enough about those packages that they did disrupt those. they are not talking right now about specifics about what the contents was of those packages. only that they did disrupt them and did look at several o
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 6:30am PDT
who use that area. or ruin your overnight camping. commissioner lee: with regard to noise, i know you're going to have entertainment. do you have a curfew in terms of the sound? are you going to be monitoring the noise level? >> usually people are extremely tired after this event, so in my experience, people are usually in bed by 9:00 or 10:00 at the latest. we can certainly ask for that quiet time curfew imposed by 10:00. kathy is nodding over there. commissioner lee: i just read evening entertainment. what does that mean? >> we thought about the gay men's choir coming out and performing, it is always acoustic. after people have dinner, it is usually 6:30 or 7:00. sometimes it runs a little bit longer than an hour, but as she described, we are pretty early to bed. commissioner lee: that is where we get the most calls. if people think there is a concert going on. thank you. commissioner buell: seeing no other questions. >> i move to approved. >> second. commissioner buell: all those in favor? opposed? hearing none, it is approved. >> we are on item number nine. >> good afternoon, comm
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2010 3:00pm EDT
side fied as james jay lee. he goes by the name of lee. he's organized lengthy protests outside the discovery channel for about two years. he was recently arrested on charges of littering and d disorderly conduct in front of the building itself. he has a myspace page and a websi website. at one point he notes in his demands on the internet that humans are not necessary. we've got with us, derek bartlett, a former s.w.a.t. team member and sniper team member. hopefully the information is correct. everyone is out of the building. this is not a hostage situation. if that is the case, you have an individual, he's armed, he may have explosives. how the s.w.a.t. team who's in contact with him hopefully get him out of there safely and end this? >> well, if things are where they are right now, hopefully you contain him, you contact him, you talk to him. and you give him a chance to air whatever grievance he has and hopefully give up peacefully without injuring anyone in the building or s.w.a.t. officers or himself. obviously the goal is to get everyone out alive. >> absolutely. and if al
FOX News
Sep 1, 2010 3:00pm EDT
jay lee and he protested outside discovery and on his website he has said all kinds of things that unless you think children are parasites on the planet you might think are kind of crazy. do you remember the details? a man man of asian heritage. the demands, he has said that discovery channel on his website says discovery channel needed to stop showing children because human babies are parasites on the planet and i give this information to our viewers because i want them to know what it is police believe they are dealing with. was that part of the protest back in the day? >> i don't recall that detail. i just recall that it didn't make very much sense. and much was, like, well if you have all this money to be paying people to protest, why don't you send that money to save the planet? you know. >>shepard: and today he walks in there and we have eyewitnesses, i'm told, five separate eyewitnesses in five separate cases, and we are watching the babies come out in the cribs and every parent must be having their heart sink. is this a daycare center for discovery employees? >> yes on
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
the suspect, james lee, in particular, his bizarre environmental manifesto. and police are talking to the three hostages trying to get anymore information. joining us for the latest on the investigation is chief tom major with the montgomery county police department. thanks for joining us. obviously, teams have been sweeping the building, looks for explosive devices. is the build all clear at this point orb are there still people inside working. >> we have folks still inside working. it is a methodical time consumer prices to render the devices we knew to be there to be safe. the suspect had four devices on his person and two boxes and two backpacks that had items in them that he brought in. the bomb squad has been working through the night to get those items, identify the items and make them safe we are still working in there. hopefully we will be done soon. >> reporter: you say you have detonated some devices. that tell us us they are real devices a sense of what kind of devices and how much damage these could have done. >> the bomb squad folks were such great value yesterday. we
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
never seen lee. >> if you was in that house, i would not have known it. >> at least one of his bombs have the potential to explode with enough power to kill. police also found two guns, a ski masks, and several batteries with james lee at the discovery building lobby. >> there were four devices. they were safely rendered and detonated. >> it was an emotional day today for employees of discovery communications. this woman came back to get her purse. she said that the mood inside was startling. >> some people are emotional. >> knowing how affected workers might become a top executives called and all hands meeting in the building. someone in attendance soot -- sent us this photo of the a twitter. -- via twitter. >> he was the calming influence in that room. he helped with negotiations. >> again, the breaking news at this hour is that we learned that he was in possession of eight devices. they would not characterize how powerful they were, but he said they were devices. there were taken very, very seriously. the police chief says they want to make sure that mr. lee was acting alone here.
MSNBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:00pm EDT
communication with the suspect here, james j. lee. that's a good indication that they can keep dialogue open as they try to resolve this, correct? >> it's actually excellent. i mean, they really got him on the phone very fast. i mean, montgomery county police are very efficient. their s.w.a.t. team is some of the best in the country. they have a great negotiating time. i worked with him on the d.c. sniper case. they are very good and got him on the phone very quickly. that's good for james who is in there as the hostage taker but very good for the people being held, that there's an open line of communication where they can, you know, bring down the emotional level here and get to, you know, the meat of the matter, in other words, what are his demands? what does he want, and how can they work together to resolve it? >> also, you know, as i mentioned just a moment ago, and tamron and i were talking about this, that we haven't gotten more information from the most recent update but police said earlier there are hostages. we don't know the number, but that's priority number one to make sure that
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 10:00pm EDT
of a madman, james lee allegedly pointed a gun at a hostage moments before police shot and killed him. it happened inside the massive discovery communications headquarters at kohl'sville road and silver avenue at civil spring. our network reporters are -- and silver spring. our network reporters are covering every angle. we begin tonight with roz plater. >> reporter: we just learned there are teams of explosives experts and technicians still in that building tonight. we're told they're conducting a floor by floor search going over it with a fine tooth comb looking for any explosives that gunman may have left behind. 1:00 in the afternoon a man walks into the discovery building lobby in busy downtown silver spring. he has a long standing grudge with the cable channel and he is armed. >> he had what we believe to be explosive devices strapped to his front and back. he also had a handgun. there are reports that we've not confirmed yet that he did fire a shot when he came in. >> reporter: some 1,900 people work in the building and there's a daycare full of children. one employee on his wa
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
afternoon gigi. >> police say the building was evacuated minutes after james lee took hostages yesterday. police monitored lee's movement for four hours. officers moved after lee pointed his gun at one of the hostages. lee was shot and killed by the police. his bombs were safely destroyed by the bomb squad. back to you. >>> thank you. none of the hostages were hurt. lee had protested outside the building for years saying discovery wasn't doing enough to save the planet. >>> after 24 hours, there's no word from state senator ulysses currie after his indictment on charges. he faces a slew of charges including bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion. he had been under vegs for suspected ethic violations. investigators said currie received millions for the shopper's food chain while working as a consultant for the store. >>> peace talks are underway for the first time in two years. the president is seeking a firm peace agreement between israeli and palestinian leaders, a goal that has eluded u.s. presidents for decades. they hope this leads to the formation of palestinian statement of
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
and gunmen. we had the first pictures coming from the james lee's home. >> many are thinking of the fire and police departments for their amazing work. we are getting a night -- an inside look at the 911 calls. >> move as far away from the building as you can. >> as people were shuffling out of the building, montgomery county police were moving in. >> i am directly behind the suspect. i have a visual. >> officers and did not know what james lee was capable of, but they did know he was armed. a frantic call came in -- a call came into 911. >> i am in the main lobby of 1 discovery place. >> news came as a shock to james lee's roommate. lee was renting a room. police found explosive devices, a gas can, and books on saving the planet. they did not expect he would do this. >> there is a hostage. there is someone in the building with a gun. >> but the recount the officers did not expect it either. -- montgomery county officers did not expect it either. >> we had hostages. it does not get any more tense than that. >> police say they were able to gather valuable information from the 911 calls th
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
ended the drama. the gunman identified as james lee is dead, everyone else safe and sound, the investigation, though, just beginning. fox 5's roz plater begins our team coverage live outside the building which is still an active crime scene. >> reporter: we've been told now the explosives team on the inside has discovered three packages. now given all that the main thing may be the hostage and -- hostages and everyone else got out safe. an employee on his way back from lunch spotted something terrifying in the lobby of the discovery building in downtown silver spring. a man with a gun and what looked like explosives strapped to his body front and back. he called to warn co-workers. >> he was really scared and panicked and nervous, all of those feelings, because we heard he had explosives. >> reporter: from the windows workers could see police officers, guns drawn surrounding the building. by e maim they were alerted when it was time to -- e-mail they were alerted when it was time to evacuate. daycare workers brought out children in cribs rolling them across the street to s
SFGTV
Sep 6, 2010 11:30pm PDT
the violation or their immediate senior. it very rarely gets to my level. commissioner lee: take this morning's case. it started in 2002. perhaps if the appellate said, "i would like to go before a hearing," if she explained to the hearing officer, "this is what i was going to do," maybe it could have stopped at that level instead of wasting time. commissioner walker: she did not come back. she did finalize it. >> this morning's case, the customer went out and got the permit. that stopped the process. once you have a permit you are compliant and we are waiting for you to finish the work. and it got lost. it was only years later when we were going to the files we said, "this was 2002. we have not heard from her in two years. let us put it on." today she was tried to get relief on the fees. commissioner lee: ok. bad example. president murphy: is there a time limit to when the permit is no longer valid? then it will not have the permit any more. you cannot just sit on the permit. >> most permits are good for one year. she took six months to get it. now we are at 18 months. we change the district
FOX
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. lee had been going with the hostage negotiators for some time and it was possible it could have gone into the evening ands police doing yeoman's work. >> and that is why they went in. let's check in with paul wagner who is live on the scene with the latest. paul. >> reporter: if you remember what i said, you can be rest assured that police were going to watch this man very, very closely if they could, see him live or through cameras. that is what was going on and they had their eyes on this man. the chief felt that the hostages' lives were in danger and he was shocked and they had a s.w.a.t. team nearby, they had eyes on him, binoculars and heavy scopes and this had their eyes on this man and felt that they had to fire on him to make sure the hostages weren't harmed. the chief was not saying anything about this man's , other than to say he was in custody. we can take a couple of things from this and he'd it appeared the device went off when they were shot and that could be they're not approaching him at this point because they're afraid this device could be explosive still and could
SFGTV
Sep 10, 2010 9:30pm PDT
to clarify some remarks from last week, but thank you, bill. commissioner lee: thank you. president miguel: i would also like to thank bill for his time on the commission. i have had over the years the opportunity to be not only sitting here with him the past few years, but also having appeared at the podium in front of him many, many times, which is where i first came into contact with him, his dedication to the commission, to the city, and all the things he has don over the years for san francisco. it's greatly appreciated. not just bike this commission, but by many, many others. and weeing miss you, sir. commissioner sugaya? commissioner sugaya: yes, i would like to thank mr. lee, some of us who are more or less regulars here probably noticed we chitchat on occasions between items or during items, and i can't reveal the content of those discussions, because it might affect some of you. but, anyway, i will miss that and wish him well. president miguel: commissioner moore? commissioner moore: commissioner lee has definitely kept us on our toes. he also has a great sense of humor and while th
SFGTV
Sep 1, 2010 7:30am PDT
management plan will be part of the budget that comes to you and we can send that to you. commissioner lee: it's not clear on the language that we get to vote on the final, final budget plan. i'd like that put in to the clause g. >> absolutely. we will do that. >> i have a question for you. perhaps a free-standing restaurant could be part of the operation out there as opposed to just the food service that p.g.a. would be obligated to provide under this. is there anything in this agreement that precludes us at a future date from negotiating with them if we thought it was a viable entity to put a separate operate noort restaurant? >> there's nothing that would prevent us from requesting that. there's subcontractor language in here. >> i understand they wouldn't be obligated to do it but there's nothing that would preclude us from pursuing it? >> no. there's subcontracting language in here for a number of reasons . what you just mentioned is the possibility and i also put it in here in case they want to bring in a full fledge program. president buell: let's open it up to public comment. >> we
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be explosive devices. he fired a shot and told everyone to stay put. if an hour later the officers began negotiating with him on the phone until 5:00 p.m. when he threatened a hostage. police snipers pulled the trigger. >> hart tactical units moved in at that point and shot the suspect. -- our tactical units. >> workers were told to evacuate or to hide. those working your 900 down as well. >> it was scary. >> lee was the only casualty, but police still took action after hearing this boom. several loud booms word and a bomb squad disrupted the devices that he brought into the building. back out of here alive, police are in front of discovery headquarters.
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 4:25am EDT
yesterday afternoon. it was an ordeal that lasted for hours. gunman, james lee, is dead and everyone got out okay. roz plater has the story. >> reporter: 1:00 this the afternoon, a man walks into the discovery building lobby in busy downtown silver spring. he has a long-standing grudge with the cable channel and he is armed. >> he had what he believe to be explosive devices strapped to his front and back. he also had a handgun. there are reports that we've not confirmed yet that he did fire a shot when he came in. >> reporter: some 1900 people work in the building and there is a day care full of children. one employee on his way back from lunch spotted the gunman and called to warn his coworkers. >> we all went to the windows to see. s.w.a.t. and everyone was pulling out, ganz drawn. we started getting e-mails telling us to get ourselves locked up into the closed offices up there, be safe. >> reporter: police mobilized quickly, tactical teams moving into place trying to get a read on the gunman. they soon learned he had taken three hostages. then employees get a second e- mail telling them t
CNN
Sep 2, 2010 1:00am EDT
. his name was james lee. we'll take a look at what made him tick. i mean, his rants online are just bizarre. we'll also hear his voice when he was called, actually, inside the headquarters. we have the tape of that. some early answers about why he did what he did. >>> also ahead, keeping them honest. why would anyone be against some efforts to stop schoolyard bullying? you're going to hear one group's explanation. we'll talk about that with people on all sides of the issue. i'll have a lot more ahead. stay tuned on "360." there's no way to hide it. sir, have you been drinking tonight? if you ride drunk, you will get caught... and you will get arrested. i can take one airline out... and another home. so with more flight options, i can find the combination that gets me there and back quickest. where you book matters. expedia. loves to tell everyone how drivers can get discounts up to 40 percent. your neighbors -- your neighbors can tell you, too. they're probably some of state farm's 40 million drivers. so talk to them. then call a state farm agent like me. call her. [ both screaming
CNN
Sep 2, 2010 2:00am EDT
held three people hostage today till police shot him dead. his name was james lee. we'll take a look at what made him tick. his rants online are bizarre. we'll also hear his voice when he was called, actually, inside headquarters. we have the tape of that. some early answers about why he did what he did. >>> also ahead, keeping them honest. why would anyone be against some efforts to stop schoolyard bullying? you'll hear one group's explanation. we'll talk about that with people on all sides of the issue. you talk to these guys. they go through every car and truck we make with a big fat red pencil. because they know a family's going to be inside. a teenager. a guy on the way to the job. the engineers of chevrolet. just another reason why we can offer a 5-year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. and another reason why a chevy's a chevy. why does it say box tops for education on your soup? oh, it's a program that raises money for schools. that's great, but this is a can. yes it is. you can't have a box top on a can. yes we can. but a can isn't a box. we know. i don't think you do. [ male
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
-qaida linked group is charged with the explosion. >> reporter: for years james lee argued the discovery needed to change its tune in order to save the earth. but on wednesday, his environmental protest took a violent turn as the 43-year-old entered the discovery headquarters strapped with bombs and a starter pistol. >> for 3.5 hours we're on the phone with this guy negotiating with him. >> reporter: sergeant major tells wjz that me negotiations were not going well. >> he shouted, the officers heard a pop. whether that was him firing off his weapon again or whether it was him trying to detonate more of the devices on his person, i don't know yet. but with that sound our folks came out, confronted him, he turned toward them, he had their gun out and that's when they shot and killed him. >> reporter: lee rails against the discovery channel for promoting what he calls humanity's over population of the earth. lee calls for programming for human sterilization. and programs to correct and dismantle the u.s. economy. >> he doesn't seem like a violent type person. you know he just kept saying the mone
FOX News
Sep 1, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the montgomery county police chief. the suspect is named james jay lee. he is armed. holding a small number of hostages. we do not know how many a "small number" is. they are not saying. they say the hostage negotiators are talking to more lee in the building as we speak and the entire building and area around it is in lockdown. the bomb squad is on the scene. so far, no injuries reported. joining us by phone is mr. leonard, more lee's brother if law. are you surprised when you heard the reports today? >> of course i'm surprised. but at the same time, it's heartbreaking. >>neil: what is your connection to mr. lee? >> she my brother-in-law. >>neil: is he still married to your sister? >> no, i'm married to his sister >>neil: the family was concerned about him that it predates the last incident. >> he has been a very unstable and disagreeable personality. >>neil: hang on, the police chief is getting, giving us an update. >> we are the lead agency here. (inaudible) right now we are held by various agencies. it is my understanding that montgomery county police officers are talking with him and t
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of information today, andrea, didn't we? >> we certainly did, lesli. we do know that james jay lee entered the discovery building with two handguns, two boxes and two backpacks. we just learned that those two weapons were actually starter pistols. also today investigators searched a resident in wheaton and found more devices. let's listen to montgomery county fire chief richie bowers to hear what they found. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated remotely from the residence and from any other areas of any life-safety issues here in the county. >> reporter: montgomery county police chief tom manger also said there were indications that this suspect planned to stay a while. not only did they find the two weapons, they found two black ski masks, bullets as well as batteries. a very interesting foot note to this, the bomb squad and this collaborate unit of police, fire and ems had trained for an incident just like this within the last 60 days. reporting live from silver spring, andrea m
SFGTV
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, commissioner lee, commissioner martin. >> let me make a couple of announcements. item #2 and #three are going to be put on the agenda after item 14, to try to move the agenda items and have a vote. there are commissioners here who are under restricted time schedules. we're going to try to move as quickly as we can to respect those limitations. the use of cellular phones and other devices have been prohibited at this meeting. the chair may order the removal from the hearing room of anyone using cellular phones or other electronics producing sound. in order to facilitate an orderly meeting, we ask for you to fill out the speaker card to speak on an item in the interest of moving the meeting faster. we will have one minute to speak on each item per person. if there are extenuating circumstances that can be extended, we are trying to approve all of these items today. >> an order to allow equal time, the commission and the staff will respond to any questions during public comment. that may ask questions after the public comment is closed. we are now on item number four. members of the public may a
SFGTV
Sep 10, 2010 3:30am PDT
bring this out there next year. >> commissioner lee? commissioner lee: we can go to the vote. i am happy that the compromise was reached, and i heard a lot of good things about this over the years. i am happy that we have come to a compromise. >> let me add my congratulations to the staff and the applicants. and i think that the emotional situation was coming down and everyone -- i am appreciative of all the different parties. commissioner martin? >> commissioner martin: i want to thank all of you for what you are doing for the people and this is fantastic. thank you. >> i will entertain the motion? this has been moved. all of those in favor? this is unanimous. >> this is item number nine. fort smith clubhouse. >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. i am here to approve a one-year lease and a one-year extension between the city and self-help for the elderly for seniors and adults in the clubhouse that was founded in 1961. self help for the elderly is an organization that provides programs to 25,000 seniors in the following ways. they do provide health and wellness assistance. i wil
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